Journey Preparation

Trip Preparation: DR Maintenance

I’m enjoying some down time in San Francisco and soaking up the warmer temps, staying with my friend Shridhar.Before I head south and cross the border, here’re some pictures of the preparations done leading up to the start of the trip. October 2009 – February 2010 I know there are mechanics all along the way…

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Trip Preparation: Bike Setup

February 6 – March 2, 2010 After getting the bike maintenance tasks done, it was onto other setup tasks on the bike. Cleaning the sludge that had built up on the skid plate as it came from the previous owner. Mostly chain lube and probably engine oil. 30 minutes later with lots of kerosene (great…

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Last Days Before Leaving

February 28 – March 4, 2010With the bike all setup and packed, the last few days before leaving the house was as expected hectic. Moving out of the house I lived in for the last 4 years required help from friends as there was more to throw away than expected and I guess I couldn’t…

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Journey Start Photo Shoot

March 1 – 3, 2010Permit me a few glamour shots that my friend Kristen wanted to take before the trip began. It was still snowing and freezing cold in early March, Chicago. The bike’s fenders and the helmet were originally white and I spray-painted them Olive Green, using Krylon Fusion paints with a clear coat.…

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